A blood test that accurately diagnoses heart disease
Prevencio recently published new data that showed its Hart CAD test could accurately diagnose heart disease in just 2 hours.
The blood test was tested on more than 900 subjects byJames L. Januzzi, a practicing cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. The tests were created to detect obstructions of 70% or more in at least one major coronary artery.
Results showed that 90% of the time, the blood test was able to detect the presence of a coronary obstruction.
The study also showed that the blood test was more effective than electrocardiogram or nuclear stress testing, and is much cheaper than a cardiac computer tomography angiogram or a cardiac catheterization.
While the test is not yet available for medical professionals, Prevencio is on track to conduct FDA trials in 2018. Prevencio also plans to file for European and FDA approval in 2018–2019. It expects to have a standardized lab test of the Hart CAD available as soon as 2019.